Tag Archives: Asch

Post Of The Week – Tuesday 27th December 2016

1) The Predictive Power Of Attachment Is Overrated That is the claim of this article. At a time when attachment is being promoted as a way of understanding later difficulties, the article questions what we know about the influence of attachment. The article makes some important points. People tend to confuse insecure attachment with no […]

AS Social Influence – Understanding Independent Behaviour

To introduce this sub-topic, watch this extract from Panorama. It concerns some deserters from the Syrian army. I’ll try to explain in the lesson something about the conflict in Syria. If you want to know more, follow this link to the BBC website. There are three questions we can ask based on the psychology of […]

AS Social Influence: Conformity, Asch’s Study And Riots

Firstly, remind yourself of the key features of Asch’s study. You can watch a reconstruction of the original 1951 study here.  You can also listen to Peter Smith talking about his work with Rod Bond on conformity across cultures here. If you want to hear more about the ethics of Asch’s study, you can listen […]